Saturday February 18, 2017

Google Tests LTE Phone Calls on Project Fi

Those of you who have encountered call quality issues with Google’s Project Fi service may rejoice: the company has begun testing VoLTE, which means higher quality calls over data, faster data browsing during a call, and faster call setup. Unfortunately, the feature only works with T-Mobile’s networks for the time being, but I imagine they will expand it to AT&T and Verizon as well, being that they also have VoLTE-capable networks.

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Google [has] been testing Voice over LTE (VoLTE) network connections for some people who subscribe to its Project Fi wireless service. Getting access to VoLTE means that phone calls will use 4G LTE, allowing for better call quality and faster data connections for mapping apps and other services that consume data. "You can tell you’re making a VoLTE call because your signal indicator will continue to display LTE instead of falling to H (HSPA) when you make or receive a call," Project Fi community manager Alena wrote in a Google forum post.